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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytap into
he/she/ittaps into
present participletapping into
past tensetapped into
past participletapped into

Related words

  1. 1
    same as tap1 (sense 4)

    There is a supply of skilled workers that they can tap into.

  2. 2
    tap into something to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes

    the senator’s ability to tap into the American psyche

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